MANILA (Mabuhay) — Child star Ryzza Mae Dizon drew laughs when she candidly predicted that her Metro Manila Film Festival entry, “My Big Bossing,” will win the box-office race come Christmas Day.
Dizon and co-star Vic Sotto spoke with reporters about what to expect from the follow-up to the 2013 blockbuster hit “My Little Bossings.”
Sotto described the sequel as a “three-in-one” offering, citing three different stories all starring him and Dizon. “Sirena” will feature Dizon as a mermaid named Dyesa, “Prinsesa” is a “Frozen”-inspired tale about royalties, while “Taktak” is a horror story with a kiddie twist.
According to Sotto, the “Sirena” episode was created upon the insistence of Dizon to fulfill her dream of portraying a mermaid. The addition of the two other stories, he added, was the result of conflicting ideas during brainstorming.
“Hindi kami magkasundo kung ano ang gagawin. Sabi ko, ‘Gawin na lang natin lahat! Gawin nating one-third, one-third, one-third,'” he said.
Dizon said she is happy to portray three different characters, but said she is especially excited to do a mermaid’s tail for the role of Dyesa.
Asked to invite moviegoers to watch “My Big Bossing,” Dizon triggered laughter when she expressed confidence that it will be rank first in terms of earnings.
“My Big Bossing” will compete against seven other movies in the main section of the MMFF — “Feng Shui,” “Shake, Rattle & Roll 14,” “Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2,” “Bonifacio,” “English Only, Please,” “Magnum Muslim .357,” and “Praybeyt Benjamin 2.” (MNS)